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MICHCLEARY SparkPoints: (66,534)
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12/1/11 8:20 P

I had several nights of eating too many calories. One thing that helps me is that I have multiple friends that I can text for support when I feel like I need support. Do you have anyone who can be a support system for you in the evenings that you can text or call?

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KREAM1973 Posts: 30
11/30/11 5:50 P

thanks you guys!! that's why I love SP... had a great day yesterday and today... logged everything, drank my water, avoided junk food.... planning on raisins and almonds for a snack tonight!!! appreciate you all... :0)

11/30/11 9:06 A

Love the motivation here - Thank you Ladies

ARCHIMEDESII SparkPoints: (159,423)
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11/30/11 8:55 A


You don't need a swift kick. What you need is to get your "healthy" mojo back in gear. Think about what motivated you in July 2010. What made you decide you need to make a change ? That's where you restart your efforts. Then you do the same things, you start with small changes. You take baby steps literally and figuratively. You don't try to do everything at once or you will end up frustrated.

So, if you know you're eating a little too much junk at night, then you have two choices. Either you toss the junk out of the house (out of sight, out of mind) OR you put the treats into portion controlled baggies.

As you know, you can have treats as long as you are mindful of the portions. However, if you don't think you can portion control the treats, then out they go. If they aren't there to eat, that one less thing to worry about. instead, go out and buy some fresh fruit. Whenever you feel an urge to have a snack in the evening, have a couple of pieces of fresh fruit. That's a better option than digging into the junk AND as you eat better, you'll start to feel better.

So, no more beatings, the beatings aren't productive. Instead, let's starting doing things that ARE productive !!


MISSRUTH Posts: 4,088
11/29/11 6:29 P

Well I don't reckon I need to give you a kick at all-- you've done it for yourself!! You had a great salad for dinner, you're going to buy a scale, you're exercising-- it sounds like you're getting back on track!

I think there are a lot of us on this journey who've had some ups and downs. You've already proven to yourself that you can do it, when you lost 40 pounds. I think we just need to learn from whatever mistakes we make, and keep going.

Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone

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KREAM1973 Posts: 30
11/29/11 5:53 P

Need someone to beat me up a little..I started my journey in July 2010 and over the year lost about 40 lbs... We are going through lots of changes, moving to Charlotte, looking for new job, parents have been ill... In all of it, I have lost sight of my ultimate goal... My scale broke... Need to get another one. I have been mindlessly eating at night after my daughter goes to bed. I am ill with myself each day and say today I am not going to eat like "crap" at night..... I have been running 2 miles 1-2 week and clothes still fit but not feeling good about myself.... I feel like today is better, I just had the most delicious salad for dinner and planning to go buy a scale tonight. Please give me the kick I need.........

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